Friday, 27 April 2012

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (pronounced “Bon-a-rong” - Aboriginal meaning “Native Companion”) was established in 1981 as a sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife and is Tasmania's most popular wildlife park.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Autumn in Tasmania

When the rest of the Northern Hemisphere is excited about the coming of Spring, here in Tasmania in the other side of the world, we are experiencing discernible change to milder, clear days. It only means that winter is fast approaching. But before that I took the chance to enjoy what autumn in Tasmania is like.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Port Arthur Historic Site

“The Port Arthur Historic Site is amongst the best-preserved convict settlements in Australia and among the most significant convict era sites in the world.” (Discover Tasmania).

Port Arthur is got to be one of the most intriguing places I’ve been to. It provides a glimpse of what the place represents in the history books of Tasmania.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Wildlife Tasmania Series: Tasmanian Tiger


The Thylacine or the Tasmanian Tiger is considered to be one of the famous icons of Tasmania. Being the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world and could only be found in the island, the said animal is considered extinct by 1936. The last known Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, died in captivity in 1936 but specimens of Australia's carnivorous marsupial are preserved in museums around the world.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Mt. Field National Park


Mt. Field is tagged to be one of Tasmania’s most loved national parks. The park has a wide variety of scenic features and wildlife. It offers a great range of facilities for day visitors. Few other national parks in Australia offer such diversity in vegetation, ranging from tall swamp gum forests and massive tree ferns at the base of the mountain, through rainforest along the Lake Dobson Road, to Alpine vegetation at the higher elevations.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tasmania's Top Destinations (Part 3)


Reminiscing our visit to Eaglehawk Neck, along the Tasman peninsula during our visit to Port Arthur. As you can see the photo above it's a scenic view of this natural bridge. Another scenic panorama. Meanwhile, here's the last batch of exciting and breath-taking destinations, only in Tasmania. I can't wait to visit these places in the near future.


Monday, 16 April 2012

The Future of Mt. Wellington

I’ve not been to Mt. Wellington yet because when all others won’t be a good destination to visit during winter, Mt. Wellington will be the perfect place to visit. However, needless to say there had been some arguments and debates going on regarding the future of Mt. Wellington. Here are some of the excerpts from "The Mercury"

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Tasmania's Top Destinations (Part 2)

The trip to Bruny Island last Saturday was amazing, I'm so excited to post the photos that I've captured. It was a fine sunny day and the beauty of the island was just amazing. We also collected fresh oysters from one of the deserted beaches. In the mean while see more of Tasmania's magnificent and exquisite destinations...


Thursday, 12 April 2012

Tasmania's Top Destinations (Part 1)

In the past 5 months of my stay here in Tasmania I’ve already been to Tassie’s top scenic and stunning destinations, which I will later on post individually. However, I discovered that there are still several equally picturesque locations in this magical island. I found 15 beautiful destinations, based of course on my personal preference as a traveler. I promised myself that this is going to be a life’s goal. To see these wonderful places, if it’s the last thing I do.


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Salmon Ponds: Heritage Hatchery and Gardens

The Salmon Ponds is considered to be the oldest trout hatchery not only in Australia but the entire southern hemisphere. It was established in 1861 and it is the birthplace of trout (salmon) in Australia. My friends and I stopped over to enjoy the trout ponds, the green lawns and the historic memorabilia and mini-museum embedded in this 19th century style establishment.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A Glimpse of Tasmania

I just want to share this video from DiscoverTasmania. It is glimpse of what Tasmania has to offer. Enjoy this exquisite scenery and make Tasmania your next destination. 

Disclaimer: I do not own the video posted above. It has been taken from the youtube channel of DiscoverTasmania. You can follow this link to watch more videos of Tasmania: DiscoverTasmania

Monday, 9 April 2012

Home Hill: Tasmanian Boutique Vineyard, Winery and Restaurant

The Home Hill is a uniquely style Boutique Vineyard, Winery and Restaurant situated in the heart of Huon Valley. It is surrounded by acres of vineyards and lush green meadows to gape upon. They offer a remarkable country retreat to most Tasmanians and tourists alike over the years. You can indulge in gourmet culinary treats made from local fresh ingredients and savor award winning wines made to perfection in their backyard.  

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens in Hobart is well renowned by its unique collection of Tasmanian plants and tree species. You can just simply bring along a picnic basket and mat while enjoying the exquisite landscape and views. My partner and I went there in early summer and thank goodness most of the flowers bloomed, including the magnificent magnolia. Apart from the plant species, I was also able to spot beautiful bird species and wild rabbits lurking in the bushes. I took the chance to take as many photos as I can. 

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Salamanca Market

When I arrived in Tasmania last October the first thing that came to my mind was… Shopping! Although I must admit that I was a little in shock when I found out that there were no big shopping malls in Hobart, unlike Abu Dhabi and Dubai where we have the one of the biggest shopping malls in the world. Mmm… I guess I have to face it my shopping lifestyle might come to a halt.  So what’s the alternative? Well, good thing there’s the Salamanca Markets! 

Thursday, 5 April 2012

City Life vs. Tassie Life

I arrived in Hobart last year 2011 from Abu Dhabi and believe me my world went upside down. Well, to elaborate more. Abu Dhabi as you know is now aiming to take center stage for it’s architectural prowess in the Middle East and the rest of the world. Wherever you go you can see skyscrapers and buildings rising from every corner of the street. I lived there for 4 years in a 30-story flat, so you can guess how difficult it was when our elevator got busted. 

The Natural Island Paradise: Tasmania

Picture this: wilderness and wildlife at a gentle pace, majestic rivers, pristine deserted beaches, endless forests for trekking, thermal springs and ancient caves, well preserved historic sites and the list just goes on. Well, it’s all here in the island located almost in the edge of the world. It is considered to be one of the last frontiers of the natural world, the breath-taking island of Tasmania.